LaCie Doubles Capacity of Fuel Wireless Hard Drive

Back in January, LaCie introduced us to its Fuel wireless hard drive (pictured above). Fuel made its debut at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. It allows users to expand the storage capacity of their iPads without plugging in an external drive. Instead, access to your files comes via a wireless connection and a dedicated app. Now, LaCie is upping the ante by doubling the capacity of Fuel.

Available starting in April, the LaCie Fuel 2 TB is available only in the United States and will cost $249, which is about $50 more than the 1 TB version. Not bad considering its twice the storage.

This 2.5-inch drive works by creating a WiFi network for other devices to connect to (it can support up to five devices) and is a collaboration between Seagate and Lacie. It can also act as a wireless hotspot for other devices when connected to the web. We assume this 2 TB model will exist alongside the 1 TB version, but we've reached out to LaCie for clarification on that.

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  • Au_equus
    $50 more is not surprising, considering 2TB HDDs are approximately $50 over 1TB HDDs. What is surprising is that they did not charge more for it.
  • HideOut
    Do these thing at least include AC support for that (over) price?
  • icemunk
    Pricey. I paid $100 for a 2 terabyte MyBook live.. plug into a wireless router, and it is the exact same thing.
  • dextermat
    The big 1 000 000 dollars question: is it reliable??